Veteran singer Jua Cali has taken to social media to apologise to Njugush for criticising his content.
This comes after the singer commented on one of Njugush’s videos while performing in Australia stating that he did not find him funny.
“Njugush ni boy wangu but hakuna comedian hapo, not funny at all,” commented Jua Cali.
Jua Cali’s sentiments, however, elicited mixed reactions among netizens, with Njugush’s fans standing firmly in his defense.
According to the ‘Kiasi’ crooner, his comment was blown out of proportion and he felt the need to set the record straight through an apology.
“Fans wa Njugush na Njugush poleni sana kama hio tweet ilicome out harsh hio haikua intention napenda Skits za Njugush ni vile tu StandUp ni ballgame ingine noma but polepole with practice NJUGUSH will become one of the Greats, let’s come together StandUp ni artform inataka patience na a lot of resources kama tu music industry but done right hapo kuna doe kuruka!!! If we put our heads together tutatoboa,” read part of his post
The singer went on to explain that he is in fact a huge fan of standup comedy contrary to many people’s belief.
“Nimekua a huge Fan of StandUp comedy as an art form ever since nione the great Richard Pryor kwa ma Video tapes hii ni kitambo. Then Eddie Murphy came along killed it on the standUp stage. Kuna similarities mob but now the difference between Musicians na StandUp comedians ni sisi wanamziki we create the content mara moja and we can perform it on stage hundreds of times but with comedians you have to be constantly creating coz ukirudia joke mara mbili si joke tena. Standup comedian has to have a huge team of dope writers ndio special ikue na structure, examples of dope writers wale nawajua ni YY na Butita (Iam the one who encouraged @eddiebutita to do 1hr specials when we were on a flight to Dubai a few years back),” he went on.
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To have a successful standup comedy presence on stage, the singer went on to advise that performers should be very clever and witty above all have swag.
“Kucreate content ya 1hr constantly si rahisi lazima ukue na team noma karibu. Standup comedian should be very clever, witty and think jokes on the fly to engage the crowd and also have a certain swagger kwa stage, kujirusha kwa hii art form you should study the greats kama The Kings of Comedy kwanza Bernie Mac, Steve Harvey, Martin Lawrence,Jamie Foxx na Dave Chappelle wale ni ma Beast kwa stage!!! StandUp comedians should always tell story za mtaani hizo stories will forever remain King!!! Na msiogope kutumia curse words hio ndio RAHA ya standUp sasa. Wacha nisibonge mob I will bigup all the comedians pushing the artform e.g the @comedyriots,” advised Jua Cali.